POSSIBILITIES FOR EVALUATION OF THE VISUAL CULTURE OF STUDENTS IN HUMANITARIAN SPECIALTIES
University of Library Studies and Information Technologies (BULGARIA)
About this paper:
Conference name: 12th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 11-13 November, 2019
Location: Seville, Spain
Abstract:This report focuses on the understanding that visual literacy as a concept based to and related to the essential characteristics of modern culture is closely linked to the transition from the classic view of the artwork to its contemporary development in the direction of a technologically created image. The aim of this report is to build a questionnaire for evaluating the visual literacy of students in humanities bachelor degree programs, based on the existing framework for visual literacy and imposed technological trends.
Motivated by the aims listed above, the research addresses the following questions:
1. What is the level of understanding and application of visual literacy by students in solving problems?
2. To what extent does the visual culture help students solve problems?
3. Are changes in the training programs needed to increase the theoretical understanding and practical improvement of visual thinking.
e have examined principles of visual thinking, many relevant tests such as Visual Reasoning Test Assessment, critical thinking, problem solving skills tests, Visual-Spatial Intelligence Test, etc. As a result, a questionnaire has been developed that explores the visual competences in several ways - understanding, interpreting, evaluating, creative use of learning and creation skills. The questionnaire will serve to assess students' incoming visual culture, and the results of the survey will allow for steps to be taken to update educational plans and teaching methods.
Keywords: Visual thinking, visual literacy, education, practical improvement.